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Historical Items

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Item 9462

F.E. Stanley on the Squirrel Island Pier

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1912 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 29194

Hallowell viewed from Chelsea, Hallowell Chelsea Bridge, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1865 Location: Hallowell; Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 70042

Entrance to the pier, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Linen texture postcard

Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Friendship Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Lincoln, Maine - High St. Bridge, Lincoln, ca. 1903

Bridge built in the early 1900s. Note the stone piers. This was built after the wooden bridge washed out by a Spring flood in 1902.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

With approaches completed, temporary trestlework into the channel led to dredging and fabrication of the unusual piers.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars